There are 4 ways to get from London Paddington Station to Ilfracombe by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple

$132 - $234

Cheapest option

Fly, train, bus  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Exeter (EXT) LCY - EXT
  2. Take the train from Exeter Central to Barnstaple
  3. Take the bus from Barnstaple, Station Entrance to Ilfracombe, Wilder Road Car Park

$95 - $325

2 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London to Ilfracombe National Express

$99 - $129

Drive  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Drive from London Paddington Station to Ilfracombe 211.7 miles

$45 - $70

What companies run services between London Paddington Station, England and Ilfracombe, England?

You can take a train from London Paddington Station to Ilfracombe via Exeter St Davids, Barnstaple, Barnstaple, Station Entrance, and Barnstaple, Bus Station in around 5 h 11 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Paddington Station to Ilfracombe once daily. Tickets cost $70 - $90 and the journey takes 5 h 20 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $180
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $80
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $180
Train from Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $22
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $45
Train from Exeter Central to Barnstaple
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $23
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $45
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Barnstaple, Station Entrance to Ilfracombe, Wilder Road Car Park
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Filers Travel
Website
filers.co.uk
Bus from Barnstaple, Station Entrance to Ilfracombe, Marlborough Road
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
filers.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from London Paddington Station to Ilfracombe?

The distance between London Paddington Station and Ilfracombe is 276 km. The road distance is 339 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from London Paddington Station to Ilfracombe?

The cheapest way to get from London Paddington Station to Ilfracombe is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 54 min.

What is the fastest way to get from London Paddington Station to Ilfracombe?

The quickest way to get from London Paddington Station to Ilfracombe is to drive which takes 3 h 54 min and costs £30 - £50.

How long does it take to get from London Paddington Station to Ilfracombe?

It takes approximately 5 h 11 min to get from London Paddington Station to Ilfracombe, including transfers.